- File Size: 2598 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Glass Highway; 1 edition (September 15, 2014)
- Publication Date: September 15, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NLJTS7S
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #650,497 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dead Is All You Get: Book Two of TELL ME WHEN I'M DEAD Kindle Edition
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To start off, I don't usually read zombie type books, but I read Book One of The Dead Series and truly liked it, so I figured I would read Book Two. I truly enjoyed the way Steven Ramirez wrote this story. The storyline picked up from where the first book left off, but also gave the back story, which I needed due to the time span since reading Book One. The action throughout was impressively written. The way the story unfolded was awesome. The characters were truly a great cast of personalities that were portrayed in a sense that made them feel real to me. This book is not your typical brain eating zombie story, which I don't have the patience to read anyways. This is a great add to your tbr list. Definitely recommended.
When last we left Dave Pulaski in Tell Me When I'm Dead, he'd helped fight off the Red Militia, reconciled with his life, and was hip-deep in the mystery of what has turned many of the residents of Tres Marias, CA into "draggers" (aka zombies). The story looked like it could have a happy end in sight; no freaking bueno.
The first chapter tells you right away something is different. Dave's narrative reminds you of the guy who hangs out in the diner at 3 am full of rambling nonsense about black UN helicopters. Clearly between the end of Tell Me When I'm Dead and the end of this book, stuff got really, really real. Dave Pulaski has been changed; at one point near the end of the book, he even says, "I'm already dead."
Dave now picks up the story from where we left it. Dave and Holly, along with their new "daughter" Griffin come into Black Dragon's facility with Dave and Holly becoming employed by the security firm in order to have some way of getting to the bottom of what's happened to their town. Warnick is still there to provide guidance and wisdom along with wise acre Springer; the four of them spend a lot of the book in Bob Seger mode of working on a mystery without any clues.
As time goes by, it becomes apparent that this is not a zombie apocolypse, but an outbreak of a disease that breaks containment and the town functions as one large petri dish. The nature of this virus that has gotten out becomes more sinister as each layer is peeled back. Worse yet; it's mutating. Now people can be infected like draggers and not show any overt symptoms.
With things degenerating, Tres Marias brought in additional law enforcement help. However, they are a corrupt force serving a corrupt local government. At one point, I will have to admit to wishing for a deus ex machina of a tactical nuclear warhead to obliterate the town and put everyone out of their misery. Thankfully, Mr. Ramirez did not elect for such a cheap plot device. What happens is far worse; it is the hell of continuing on with life when it is as devastated as the town you used to call home.
The last three chapters is where the action and emotion get turned up to 11 and is not to be missed. Mr. Ramirez has done a great job of bringing this cauldron from slow simmer to rolling boil, much like the frog who is unaware of being boiled to death. You are worked up to think it's all going to be just fine, and then he yanks the rug right out from underneath you. What's left is a bitter Dave Pulaski searching for vengeance instead of answers. Dave Pulaski version 3.0 is now living with no brakes and nothing to lose, making him dangerous, not only to himself, but to those who stand between him and Walt Freeman.
It's fairly obvious we're going to round three with this story and if book 2 is any indication, the intensity is going to get kicked up a couple more levels.
BOTTOM LINE: You need to read book 2 for more excitement. This series is a keeper.
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